YAEL LIVNEH, MA, PhD Candidate

An Introduction to Using Water Play Therapy


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In this video interview,  Yael Livneh introduces participants to her technique of Water Play Therapy.  Water Play Therapy (WPT) is an innovative therapy technique in which water is the main therapeutic medium. Participants will understand the development and creation of this technique and the materials needed to implement. Yael discussed what types of children this technique can be used for and how to use water play therapy to assist with treatment plan goals. 


1. Briefly explain the history and development of Water Play Therapy and how it can be implemented in a play therapy setting. 

2. Learn the basics of using the Water Play Therapy techniques in your play therapy practice including materials needed and essential components of the technique. 

3. Describe the types of clients and presenting problems that are best suited for the water play therapy techniques. 

SPEAKER BIO - Yael Livneh

Yael Livneh, MA, and PhD candidate who lives in Israel. Yael has developed a form of art therapy called Water Play Therapy (W.P.T.) and for the past 17 years has practiced expressive therapy (Inter Modality approach). Yael also works as a Theater Director and her various career tracks supplement her overall approach.

She conducts workshops at hospitals and universities where her W.P.T. method is being widely adopted. In her private clinic she treats children with emotional difficulties. She also produces and conducts expressive art therapy workshops with communities in Africa where she also combined W.P.T treating trauma cases.



 1 Hour Non-Contact Credit Is Available For This Course With The Purchase Of The All Access Pass

(All Access Pass Purchase Offer Comes Immediately After Summit Registration!)

20 Total Hours of Credit Available As Part of the All Access Pass.  See terms here. 

**Play Therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals**

Summit Founder and Hostess:  Jennifer Taylor, LCSW, RPT-S

For questions or comments about this event, email info@jentaylorplaytherapy.com


Jennifer has nearly 20 years experience working with children and families.  She is currently licensed in Florida, Tennessee, and Hawaii.  She is EMDR Trained and TF-CBT Certified.  

She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Memphis and has presented at multiple national conferences.  Jennifer provides play therapy case consultation, supervision and training (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  

Oh, and she also has three children under the age of 4 and a pretty fantastic husband!